ENVOY JUNE 2010
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Emmanuel Represented by Faculty, Students, and Alumni at the Stone-Campbell Journal Conference
In recent years, many of Emmanuel’s faculty, students, and alumni have become active contributors to the work of Stone-Campbell International, one of the most significant academic organizations within
the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement. Stone-Campbell International defines itself as a “nonprofit organization whose purpose is to foster scholarship within the Stone-Campbell Movement by producing, disseminating, and preserving
scholarship through publications, lectures, or otherwise.” Stone-Campbell International pursues those goals by publishing the bi-annual Stone-Campbell Journal (SCJ), by hosting an annual conference for professors, students, and
ministers, and by sponsoring an annual SCJ Lecture at the North American Christian Convention.
Each year the SCJ Conference is held in April on the campus of Cincinnati Christian University. This year’s conference theme was “Blending New and Old: Spirituality for the 21st Century,” and Emmanuel had its largest number of
faculty, students, and alumni who attended and participated by presenting papers or presiding over panel sessions. Dr. Fred Norris was slated to be one of the keynote speakers. Faculty presenters included Drs. Jason A. Bembry,
Robert F. Hull, Jr., Miriam Y. Perkins, and Teresa D. Welch;
alumni presenters included W. G. Hulbert, Kevin “Kip” P. Lines, Herbie D. Miller, Dr. Jeffrey D. Miller, Dr. John C. Nugent, and Dr. Jody Owens; student presenters included Adam Bean (recipient of the Graduate Student
Paper Award), Shaun Brown (recipient of the Isaac Errett History Award for Student Papers), Theresa Garbe, Nathaniel Greene, and Jeff Morgan. A number of Emmanuel alumni and students were also in attendance.
Members of the Emmanuel community have identified with the work of Stone- Campbell International, which strives to serve “students, scholars, and ministers of the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement who think deeply about the Bible, theology,
and issues related to our common heritage.” Dr. Jason Bembry has encouraged student participation at the SCJ Conference in recent years by facilitating an annual paper competition for the Ledbetter Award, which provides the student with the winning
paper a monetary award of $150 to offset the expenses of attending the meeting (this year’s winner was Adam Bean). Next year’s SCJ Conference will be held April 8- 9, 2011; Emmanuel should be well represented once again.
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